Eating Disorder Treatment Sydney

Online Programme called Conquer' helping women to conquer their Eating Disorders

To conquer your Eating Disorder is ONLY the beginning.

 

Ultimately you will find your voice and tap into your power to unleash who you were meant to be into the world!

 

To conquer your Eating Disorder is only the beginning!

Why do I do what I do?

Does this sound like you?!

Are you scared to reach out through fear of judgement and feeling that nobody truly understands?

Have you tried lots of different approaches but still feel stuck and doubt yourself whilst losing hope that you will ever be able to fully recover?

Do you feel that your confidence and self-esteem is really suffering?

I typically see 7 beliefs or behaviours which are holding clients back from conquering their Eating Disorder & unknowingly making it worse!

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Feeling scared to reach out through fear of judgement and that nobody understands. So, they hide their issues and become more isolated from their friends and family

EDs can be very difficult to understand if you haven’t had personal experience. There still seems to be a stigma attached to them and a fear of admitting that you have a problem and need help. Often loved ones and family members do not know how to deal with the problem and can display emotions such as frustration and anger as they just can’t understand why the person would continue to punish themselves.

 

This is where having full, consistent and ongoing support from an outsider; a Therapist and Coach who has had personal experience with an ED and the difficulties and challenges faced in recovery. There is no judgement, no frustration or anger and they can provide the support where family and loved ones can’t.

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They doubt themselves whilst losing hope that they will ever be able to fully recover, so they find themselves quickly losing motivation and giving in more easily to their eating disorder.

Traditional approaches have very disappointing recovery rates, with only 28-35% fully recovering and up to 28% still chronically suffering.  It can feel like there is no way out when they have tried and failed many times. However, a COMPLETE programme is needed, targeting the unconscious ED programme, whilst providing education on the brain  AND equipping them with the tools and strategies to weaken their ED and strengthen their true self.

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Traditional approaches lead them to feel like they have to fix everything in their lives in order to recover, so they feel overwhelmed and daunted by the task at hand, which impacts their motivation and confidence to stay on track.

If you compare the diagnosis criteria of an ED with the definition of recovery, they do not match. ED definitions are specific. For example:

 

  • Anorexia; associated with BMI figure (15-17) and behaviours such as fasting, excessive exercise and fear of gaining weight.

  • Bulimia; binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviours at least once a week for 3 months, a lack of control over eating, eating a large amount of food within a 2 hour period.

 

Recovery definition examples:

 

  • Know your purpose

  • Coping with perfectionism

  • Resolving co-occurring issues such as anxiety and depression

  • Self-acceptance

  • Personal growth

 

The current model seems to place much emphasis on having to find their purpose, know who they are, love themselves and be clear on what they want in life, in order to achieve recovery. This can seem like a huge, daunting task. Although these things do come into recovery, they do not mean that they cannot recover without having all of these figured out. Recovery is possible even if they don’t decide on their purpose in life or deal with all of their insecurities first.

 

I like to think of these things as ‘life problems’, which everyone struggles with at one point or another. These problems are a never-ending work in progress and will continue long after they overcome their ED. They will feel huge improvements in these areas as part of recovery but the take away here is they do not need to have figured everything out first to transform their life.

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They feel like they have no control over their ED so they continue to feel stuck in the cycle and feeling worse and worse about themselves.

Over time thoughts, feeling and behaviours around food become programmed in the unconscious mind and have become associated with a whole list of environments, situations, people and places. This means that it can feel like their ED just takes over automatically and so impulsively that they have no control. This is why they need a COMPLETE programme, targeting BOTH the unconscious and conscious minds, PLUS practical tools and strategies so they know what to do when it feels like their ED takes control. It is surprising how much power they realise they really have when they start to make progress.

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Traditional approaches and tales of recovery make them believe it has to be long, tiring and complicated, so they lose sight of what they want, their motivation drops and they lose hope as they can’t see the finish line

Another aspect of traditional recovery approaches is the idea that recovery is often long, tiring and complicated, where they have to take 1 day at a time. Yes, recovery is hard and takes work, but with the right treatment and understanding it doesn’t have to take years and years for them to feel better. Maybe that is partly down to the broad recovery definition, which sets up a huge expectation to need to have everything figured out in order to recover. 

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They believe that they are ill, that is this a disease and they feel broken, so they over-analyse their ED and try to figure out what is wrong with them, which damages their confidence and self-esteem.

The amount of times I hear that EDs are a sign of an underlying disease and that sufferers are ill. I completely disagree. Why? This just hands any last bit of strength, power or motivation over to their ED. It can also have detrimental effects in recovery, with people using it as an excuse for relapse or excusing their behaviour. They are not broken, nor unfixable. Their brain has made a miscalculation in the past in regards to food and this mistaken connection has been strengthened over time. The great news is, with the high plasticity of the brain they do have the power to change this!

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They believe that, in recovery they have to change their eating habits and focus on diet first, so they are forced to pay more attention to food, making their obsession worse and feel like they are having to battle more and more.

Many traditional approaches look at addressing the food issues and the behaviour first. Unfortunately, if they are trying to fix your behaviour without resolving what is driving that behaviour they will become stuck. This is when they can feel like you are in a battle with themselves, with one part of them wanting to change and another kicking into action trying to sabotage their progress. This is long, tiring and ineffective. At a conscious level by focusing on diet and food they could actually be feeding that behaviour and making it stronger! They need to address the internal struggles first and learn emotional management from the inside out- not the outside-in. 

The solution? It is simpler than you think

 

A personalised transformational programme of support from someone who has been where you are & understands.

Working 1:1 with a guide and personal mentor, supporting you every step of the way. We won't stop until you conquer.

Understanding your brain & learning tools & strategies to equip you with knowledge & power to build your confidence & motivation that you CAN do this.

EATING DISORDER RECOVERY

Conquer’; Transformational Eating Disorder Programme

How is it different to other eating disorder help?

 

I believe that actually eating disorders aren’t really about food.  On a surface level they might be, but underneath the restricting, the calorie counting, the exercising and all the other behaviours that you do, there is usually a much bigger issue – an unconscious programme running which is driving your ED thoughts, feelings and behaviours, making you feel worthless, not good enough and lacking confidence.

Conquer in 6 simple but powerful steps

Eating Disorder Treatment Sydney

1. Ready for change

The first thing I need from you is the ‘want’ for things to be different. You don’t need to know what different means, but that you are fed up where you are and can’t go on like this anymore. All I ask is for you to make a 100% commitment to yourself, your transformation and me. If you give me 100% I will give you 150%.

 

2. Honesty about how your ED is impacting you and your life

In our first session we will deep dive into your eating disorder and how it is impacting you, others around you and your life. This will begin to build a clear picture of where you are and we can then set some goals on what you want from us working together.

3. Education and Understanding of your brain

I believe that before any deep work can begin you need to have a clear understanding of your brain, the science of how it works and what is going on at the peaks of your ED behaviour. This forms the basis of my ‘you are not broken’ approach- there is something going on in your brain, in terms of the neurological connections which is keeping you stuck. You will be educated and begin to relate this new information to yourself, your thoughts, feelings and ED behaviours.

4. Reprogramming your unconscious ED behaviours

With the understanding of your brain you will begin to realise that your Eating Disorder is simply a process which has been stored unconsciously. The deep work will begin when we look to understand what is driving your eating disorder behaviour and focus on rewiring these unhelpful connections in your brain.  You might not consciously know what they are, and that’s ok – we’ll explore it together in a way that feels safe and comfortable for you.

 5. Rebuild your confidence and self-esteem

Once we’ve worked on resolving and reprogramming the underlying issues, we’ll work on helping you to build your feelings of self confidence, self-esteem and self worth, until we get to the next stage, which is where you’ll begin to feel ready to start making changes of your choice at a level and rate that you are ok with.

​6. Recovery for the whole family

Eating Disorders impact the whole family, who also need to be involved in the recovery process. This is important that you all are receiving the same education, understanding of the brain and how to support each other throughout the process. A united front where everyone is on the same page and involved in what they need to do to keep making progress. I offerfree telephone, Skype and 1:1 support to parents/partners of any clients I see (keeping in mind that all client’s details and case notes are kept strictly confidential.)

 

 

Eating disorders are complicated, and everyone experiences them in a different way – there is no ‘one size fits all’ process that works.  All the work I do with you will be individually tailored to your specific needs, circumstances and goals.

WHAT WOULD BE INCLUDED WITHIN YOUR CONQUER EATING DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAMME

1. Complementary appointment to get to know each other

If you are anything like I was, I saw many different therapists, often just for 1 session as I felt that they ‘didn’t get me’. This is why I offer a complementary 30 minute appointment in person or on Skype so we can get to know each other and from there we can make a decision whether we are the right match for each other. The ‘1 session then change' approach just slows down recovery and I want to make sure this does not happen for you.

2. 90 minute first session

This is where we delve a little deeper into you, your eating disorder and everything it is affecting in your life. I treat food as a symptom of something else going on for you and this session will look to explore where all of this came from and is the basis of how I build and what I include within your recovery programme.

3. Weekly outcome-based follow ups

Subsequent sessions will be weekly, either in person or on Skype. This ensures enough continuity and builds momentum when you begin to see changes. All follow ups are outcome-based rather than time-based so we will continue until whatever we are working on that week is resolved and you can leave feeling empowered, not cut off because of timings.

4. Weekly accountability tasks to complete

I am also here as your accountability buddy and part of this I will be asking you to complete a set of tasks each week between sessions. The purpose of these tasks is to continue to build on the great work we do in our sessions and to ensure we continue to progress over the next 7 days. These tasks can be anything from journalling, gratitude, self-love and kindness to working on diet, exercise or any physical symptoms.

5. Personalised between-session support programme

The thing that really got me about seeing a therapist was the fact that I could leave the session quite happily but 2 days after, something may happen or I would get triggered back into my old behaviours and relapse. I felt un-supported and helpless knowing I had to wait another 5 days until I could see my therapist. 

 

The fact is 60% of changes happen outside sessions! This is why you will also be given your own personalised between-session support programme which includes:

 

  • Round the clock support from me via email, Whats app, Facebook or text. I often receive simple messages such as;“ help I’m feeling really anxious today and I don’t know what to do”. I am here for you to help you manage any unwanted thoughts or feeling BEFORE they trigger your ED behaviours.

  • You will be given tasks, tools and strategies to use daily to help keep you on track.

  • Mid session check in via phone or Skype. If you feel like you need a check-in from your accountability buddy mid-week we can jump on the phone and talk through the last few days and set you up for success over the next few days until you see me. 

  • I will write you your own unique hypnosis recording for you to listen to before you go to sleep or as a calming tool for whenever you feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed. This again builds on the shifts which happen in our sessions and primes your unconscious for the deep-rooted changes which will help overcome the root cause of your eating disorder. 

6. Diet and Gastro-intestional symptom management & advice

It is well known that during recovery GI symptoms can develop and this can really slow down your progress. General diet advice may not be helpful when you are suffering with GI symptoms. I have a diagnosed digestive condition which impacted my recovery which ended up being long, tiring and painful. I will help you to manage any symptoms you are suffering with and offer diet and supplement advice to ensure that you stay on track. 

7. Complementary monthly sessions for struggling parents/family members

Eating Disorders do not just impact the individual. There can also be huge emotional impact on their families and people close to them. My ED nearly destroyed my family relationship as nobody knew how to best cope and help each other. This created tension and fear at home, rather than a safe place to recover. Just another factor which can impact the length of recovery.

Your mum, dad, brother, aunt, best friend will be offered a free session per month to support them through recovery.

8. Access to motivational tools & advice for FREE

You will be sent weekly tools, tips and strategies to keep you motivated and on track.

HERE ARE 7 REASONS WHY  CONQUER’ EATING DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAMME IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE

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I spent 10 years suffering with Anorexia and Bulimia, having tried every therapy under the sun. I get it. I know what it is like to feel totally alone and that nobody understands where I’m coming from. What you are feeling, I totally understand and this is why I believe my approach is different. I am here to support you every step of the way.

True Understanding

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I have been on the client end, feeling like just another number. I work to get to know you, how you do your problems and what YOU want to achieve. Every programme is personalised to you, with my full support in-between sessions to keep you on track.

Your Recovery Your Way

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Often the issues with food, the anxiety and other psychological problems are just the symptom. even though these are important they are not the thing to be focusing on to start with. They are usually the result of something going on at a much deeper level. Rather than stick a band-aid on these symptoms we will get right to the root of what is driving your ED and other problems.

No More Band-Aid solutions

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We dont get what we want in life we get what we believe we deserve. So even though you may want to recover from your eating disorder you may have some underlying limiting beliefs which are holding you back from full recovery. Beliefs are the driving force for many of our behaviours, including your eating disorder.

Overcoming Your Limiting Beliefs

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60% of changes happen outside of sessions. This is why I provide every client with their own personalised between-session support programme which includes 24/7 support from myself.

Round the Clock Support

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I aim to educate, inspire and empower my clients by teaching them techniques and tools they can use in every day life- you have the power within you, you just may not have the knowledge, YET!

I teach you skills and strategies IN ADDITION to deeper transformational work 

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What is said between us, stays between us! I want to provide a space for complete trust, honesty and transparency with no judgement.

My service is 100% private and discreet

COMPLEMENTARY 1:1 CONQUER CONSULTATION

Master your Mind Hypnotherapy Northern Beaches

Eating disorder treatment Sydney

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Put a stop to your unconscious patterns of self-sabotage, and make positive, permanent steps toward a new confident and healthy you.

 

Contact me to arrange a complimentary consultation at Master your Mind Hypnotherapy Northern Beaches, eating disorder treatment Sydney. We’ll discuss your challenges and develop a personalised and safe program to suit you and your goals.

Find Master your Mind Hypnotherapy Northern Beaches, Eating disorder treatment Sydney at Optimum Health Essentials, 1691 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale, 2103

masteryourmind@mail.com  |  Tel: 0432 445 320

 

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Mind-Body Hypnotherapy Northern Beaches

Life Coaching Sydney

Eating Disorder Treatment Sydney

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Call Hannah at Master your Mind on 0432 445 320